British classical music: English music, British composers, Irish composers; a list of websites
British Academy of Composers and Songwriters
BASCA exists to support and protect the artistic, professional, commercial and copyright interests of songwriters, lyricists and composers of all genres of music and to celebrate and encourage excellence in British music writing.
BBC Classical music pages.
The Land of the Lost Continent. British classical music. A blog.
British Composers Awards
Classical music of the United Kingdom, Wikipedia entry.
The British Library Sound Archive
Light music *
The Light Music Society
British Light Music in Series and Sets
Naxos and Marco Polo recordings.
The Robert Farnon Society
Biographies of notable light music composers and arrangers.
Brian Reynolds’ Masters of Melody website.
Folk music *
American Library of Congress. American Memory,
a gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States. The site includes a massive collection of traditional music recordings, song manuscripts and musical scores.
Bodleian Library Broadside Ballads
Folk Music Festivals in the UK
Vaughan Williams Memorial Library
The library and archive of the English Folk Dance and Song Society. It hosts a number of the library’s indexes to manuscript collections, together with the Roud Folk Song Index.
English folk and traditional music on the Internet
A guide to Internet resources on English folk music (traditional music, song and dance in England)
The Morris Dancing Web Site
British Library Sound Archives
World and traditional music.
Country Dance and Song Society
Celebrating a Living Tradition of English and Anglo-American Folk Dance and Music since 1915.
Irish Traditional Music Archive
Contemporary British composers *
BBC – Radio 3
Contemporary British Composers on Radio 3.
Early British popular music.
Faber Music Publishers
The Guardian guide to contemporary classical music.
Wikipedia entries on British composers.
Well-known British composers of the past and present *
Thomas Ades, Wikipedia entry.
Thomas Ades. Works by Thomas Ades. BMIC
Thomas Ades official website.
Thomas Adès, Wikipedia entry.
Thomas Ades biography.
“Don’t call me a messiah”, The Daily Telegraph
Ionarts in Santa Fe: The Tempest
Faber Music’s complete list of works by Thomas Adès.
Arnold, Sir Malcolm
The Sir Malcolm Arnold website.
The Mathew Arnold Wikipedia entry.
The Mathew Arnold Society
Arnod Bax. Wikipedia entry
List of Sir Arnold Bax’s Works
The Lennox Berkeley Society
Lennox Berkeley. Wikipedia entry.
Brief Biography. Chester Novello
Biography, work list, and discussions of the music.
Lennox Berkeley and his Music (biography)
Biography of Sir Lennox Berkeley (1903-1989) by Tony Scotland.
Lennox Berkeley- Albums, Pictures
George Benjamin, Wikipedia entry.
Written on The Skin Guardian review.
Opera News Magazine interview with George Benjamin.
George Benjamin. Faber Music
Bennett, Richard Rodney
Richard Rodney Bennett, Wikipedia entry.
Harrison Birtwistle. Wikipedia entry.
Sir Harrison Birtwistle. Universal Edition
Bliss, Sir Arthur
The Arthur Bliss Society
William Boyce. Wikipedia entry.
Havergal Brian website.
Benjamin Britten website.
Benjamin Britten. Wikipedia
Benjamin Britten. Faber Music
The Briiten-Pears Foundation website.
Gavin Bryars website.
Geoffrey Burgon, Wikipedia entry.
George Butterworth. Wikipedia
Davis, Peter Maxwell
Peter Maxwell Davies
Peter Maxwell Davies
Peter Maxwell Davies
Boosey and Hawkes
The Delius Society
Frederick Delius Homepage
Frederick Delius. Reference information, discography, sound files, photos and links.
Delius. A page by Tore Frantzvåg Steenslid
Edward Elgar Society Homepage
Elgar foundation. Elgar’s life and works.
Edward Elgar, Wikipedia entry.
The Elgar Foundation
Free music scores by Elgar. IMSLP
Hamilton Harty. Wikipedia
Gustav Holst. Wikipedia
Gustav Holst Free scores n the International Music Score Library Project
Holst, Gustav. Gustav Holst
Biography, sound clips, resources, compositions.
GustavHolst.info. List of works, biography.
George Lloyd at 100. Grammophone Magazine
George Lloyd. Wikipedia
Works by or about Henry Purcell in libraries.
Free scores by Henry Purcell at The Werner Icking Music Archive (WIMA)
Free scores by Henry Purcell
International Music Score Library Project.
Hohn Marsh. Wikipedia entry.
Moeran, E. J.
Ernest John Moeran. Wikipedia entry.
Ernest J. Moeran. Chestor Novello
E J Moeran. MusicWeb International
Thomas Tallis Society, UK
Thomas Tallis. Wikipedia
Free scores by Thomas Tallis.
John Tavener’s life and works. Wikipedia
John Tavener at ChesterNovello
Sir John Tavener obituary. The Guardian
John Tavener: his final interview. The Telegraph
Tippett, Sir Michael
Michael Tippet. Wikipedia
The Michael Tippett Musical Foundation
Michael Tippett: a visionary in the shadow of his rival. The Telegraph
Michael Tippett. Gramophone.co.uk
If Michael Tippett were alive, he would still be …The Guardian
The William Walton Trust
William Walton, Wikipedia entry.
William Walton: Biography. Boosey & Hawkes
William Walton repertoire list.
William Walton. Concerts, Biography & News. BBC Music
The Peter Warlock Society website
Peter Warlock’s Songs
Williams, Ralph Vaughan
Ralph Vaughan Williams.
BBC Four Audio Interviews. Ralph Vaughan Williams.
Ralph Vaughan Williams Society
Ralph Vaughan Williams